Oyster Mushrooms are consumed around the world and are becoming increasingly popular in the United Kingdom. They are known for their wide, flat caps with delicate pure white gills. They are called the oyster mushroom due to their caps resembling the shape of an oysters shell. The Oyster mushroom contains all of the essential amino acids needed for a healthy diet.
Oyster has a soft bite and delicate flavour. It absorbs flavours well, which means it can easily increase the strength of a dish, making it an ideal accompaniment for fish dishes or creamy sauces. The gentle tastes of oyster mushrooms complement citrus flavours, which makes our Spaghetti with Woodland Mushroom and Lemon recipe ideal for somebody who wants to experience oyster at its finest.
Oyster is easy to prepare and can be cooked whole or sliced, allowing it to be used in a variety of different dishes. As well as being fried it can be baked or boiled in soups and sauces.
Our oyster can be purchased from Waitrose, Sainsburys and ASDA packed on its own or in mixes packs. It is also sold loose in Morrisons stores as well as in our on site farm shop, The Mushroom Basket.
How To Prepare Oyster
You Will Need
- Livesey Bros Oyster
- Oil of your choice (We recommend garlic oil to emphasise flavour)
- Salt and Pepper to Season
- Frying Pan
- Wooden Spoon
- Sharp Knife
- Chopping Board
- Hob (Gas or Electric)
- Using a sharp knife, slice the mushroom lengthways (if you would prefer to eat them whole, you can!)
- Add to a pre-heated frying pan with oil of your choice.
- Cook through for about three – five minutes, or until the oysters gills have become crisp and brown. Whole oyster may take a little longer to cook.
- Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Remove from the pan and eat whilst hot.